Sunday, October 22, 2006

Classified Ads

My name is Abby. I am a S/B&W/F ISO a baby to call my own. I am a rescue dog who is approximately 7 years old. I came into this family in 2000 not expecting to wait this long for a baby – I love kids! My hobbies include: bird-watching, napping, running & light housekeeping. Well, at least I would clean under your high chair. I would also be counted on to sufficiently wash your hands & face for you. I should probably tell you that I may not be a purebred, but the love I could provide to you would be unlike any other. I am a caretaker & will watch over you. I hate to admit it, but I tend to be a bit snobbish when it comes to playing with other dogs, especially June.

Hey! I’m June and I, I, I, well, I suffer from D.A.D.H.D. (Doggie Attention Deficit Hyper-Activity Disorder). I am however, as snuggly and cuddly as I am rowdy. I am about three or so, a rescue dog brought to MN from IN. I am proud to say that I am a purebred English Coonhound, but not proud to say that the experts say that I can’t be trusted alone. (I would NEVER chew a couch!!) I am a S/Sp/F ISO of a baby who will share her stuffed toys with me. My hobbies include stealing stuffed animals (oh, I already mentioned that), critter-spotting, rough-housing with Abby & pretending that I am a lap-dog. I also love to sleep if mommy or daddy can get me to “settle the kettle”.

Hello. My name is Ezra & I am about 16 or 17. I found my owners on a cold Valentine’s Day right after they got married. My future mom “accidentally” left the door open for me & when the landlord said keep it or I will call animal control, my future dad ran right out to get me food &, well, you know, a box. It was rough at first -- I had been homeless (I pride myself on being dignified, so I shall refrain from further details.) Anyhoo, in February, I will celebrate my 15 year anniversary with the Sheltons. I am a S/O/MT ISO a baby who will not take my spot on the couch. I will kindly tolerate tail-pulling, fur-pulling, & the baby version of petting, but don’t take my spot on the couch.

What!?! Fine! I’m Nika. I am the only four legged beast in this house who isn’t a *yawn* rescue animal. I was adopted as a kitten in 1993 & have wreaked havoc on this family ever since. Don’t tell them I told you, but I am the homeowner, not them! I have used most of my nine lives already, so bring on whatever you want cuz I can take it. I have a history with ant poison but have been clean and sober for over 10 years. I was hit by a car as a kid so only pet me on my head or I will yell at you. I am a S/B/FT ISO a baby who won’t tell the humans that I really do like kids – I have a reputation to uphold! Sssshhhh!

HALLLOOOOO! I am Geoffrey Michael Shelton and I am so very beauuuuuuuuuuutiful aren’t I? I am looking at my favorite birdie in the mirror in this picture, ME! Aren’t I gorgeous? My likes are listening to music, singing & I love to whistle. I am a S/G/MC ISO a baby that won’t stick her fingers in my cage. I love faces, but it is the fingers that scare me!! My human is the only one who takes me out & she makes sure that all those four legged creatures are tucked away first! You see, I don’t like anyone but myself. I can’t help it. It is just the way that I am.

Hi, I am a rescue bird named Kiwi. My human bought me & my late brother at a garage sale (humiliating!) Unfortunately, my brother Periwinkle and I did not get along and he is no longer with us. While foul play was considered, there was no concrete evidence (heh, heh, heh). All the other critters in this house have human names, but they decided not to change our names when the got us. I like my name. I am very shy and won’t come out of my cage and I don’t like the furry critters who live here, just Geoffrey, who I sing with in the mornings. I don’t have much else to say except I like to swing on my swing and I like to eat and sleep.

ISO - In search of

S - Single
F - Female
M - Male
Sp - Spotted
T - Tabby
B & W - Black and white
O - Orange

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Seven Months Down

I am a little late with this but on Friday it was our seven month LID-iversary!! We are excited to keep passing the 13th of each month because it gets us closer to our BABY!! Well, we assume so! Sadly, there are rumors of more delays in China. We just have to trust that Olivia will come home soon. Please continue to pray with us that China can get the pace back up where they were before. We know that there must be some divine plan that we can't see right now. We will continue to (try) to learn patience and learn to wait on the Lord.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Happy Harvest Moon Festival!!

Today is the Harvest Moon Festival in China. My neighbor Chrissy, (below, with me at her goodbye party) just moved to China a few weeks ago & sent home a big box of mooncakes. Her housemates, sister Michelle and friend Andrea, brought them over to share with us.

They come in a big beautiful box, and when it is opened, it makes a train of little boxes. It is tradition to cut the mooncake into four pieces and to share.

Here we are, ready to try them!!


Ewwwwwwww!! Yuk!

But thanks, Chrissy! It was wonderful to be a part of this Chinese tradition while we wait for our baby girl!! I have a few pictures of Hannah Banana, too, but they will have to go on the next blog -- the system is not cooperating to let me add more!

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Entertainment and Entertained

I have worked for Entertainment for eight years now. Crazy! I remember thinking, "It's a full-time job to put together those books?" I also remember my former boss calling me into his office saying he would like me to stay at that job. He asked what they were paying me so he could compete. I told him and he said, "I wish you all the best." HAHA! Yes, Entertainment has been good to me in so many ways. It is a perfect fit for me, which I guess is obvious since I have been there for this long. I love my job (most of the time!) and am very grateful for it.

Lee had a concert tonight. I took Kiah out for "sketti" at the restaurant down the street. It is so nice to be able to walk to a few different restaurants around here. We actually had sketti and meatballs. Nummy!! It was fun dining with just Kiah. She walked in and at the top of her lungs she said, "I need a BOOSTER!". The owner came right over and took her with him to go get the booster. She carried it back and climbed in. When she saw a grandfatherly type watching her she said, "What's your name?" and proceeded to have a full-on conversation with him. He and his wife were very impressed that she is only two.

She ordered for herself ("I want sketti, please") and while I told her to order milk, the owner said, "and would you like a 'kiddie cocktail' "? She of course nodded vigorously at whatever that meant! When he left, I said, "You were supposed to ask for milk!" and she said, "Nope, I want a kiddie cocktail!" She jumped in the neighbor's pile of leaves on the way home (at their invitation) and then she took a bath and is now in bed. We have sleepovers pretty often but we're such good buddies, we wouldn't we?

She sings abc's all the time, but tonight she sang a-b-c-d-e-i-e-i-o!! HAHA!

Fun night!

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